I’ve been a proponent of grid computing for quite a while. You can donate spare cycles and help researchers at worldcommunitygrid.org find the cures that will really help people, maybe even someone you know. I participate in the World Community Grid – if you have cycles on a machines or two, why not join? If you do join – sign up for my team – I’m currently on a project to help out with cancer research for children.
World Community Grid brings together people from across the globe who donate their idle computer time to create the largest volunteer computing grid benefiting humanity. WCG’s work is built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can help make the planet smarter.
Donate the power of your computer when it is turned on, but is idle, to projects that benefit humanity! If you join – sign up for my team – it’s quite easy. My team’s current projects are focused on childhood cancer, AIDS research, Nutritious Rice development, and Muscular Dystrophy. My team is “House of Beor”.